25 October 2018
On 15 October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism published the draft report on the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment, which came out on 17 May.
The rapporteur, MEP Deirdre Clune (EPP-Ireland) rightly focuses in her draft report on the harmonisation of data elements and data sets, advocates the cooperation between customs and maritime authorities at both national and Union level and recognises that, even with a fully harmonised data set, competent authorities might for some reasons require additional data. The draft report moreover states that Member states should allow the use of port community systems, as long as those systems are then passing the necessary information to the National Single Window. The rapporteur also stresses the need to provide National Single Windows with a governance dimension and takes a realistic approach concerning the reporting only once principle.
MEP Deirdre Clune (EPP-Ireland)
Fullarticle on the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) website here